Co-Founders and Co-Directors
Julie Raynor, M.A. CCC-SLP, has been a speech-language pathologist since 1986, working in a variety of settings. She currently is employed through Reeths-Puffer Public Schools in Muskegon, MI. Julie became interested in helping young people who stutter in 2007 when her young daughter woke up from a nap with a sudden and severe stutter. Since that time Julie has participated in numerous workshops and conferences dealing specifically with fluency. Julie has an extensive history of experience with summer camps first as an enthusiastic camper, camp staff member and volunteer for a variety of summer residential and day camp programs.
Kristin A. Chmela, M.A. CCC-SLP BCS-F, spearheads the Training and Therapeutic Program at Camp Shout Out. She received her Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University and is a licensed certified speech-language pathologist and Board Certified Specialist in Fluency. She has dedicated her career of almost 30 years to helping individuals with fluency problems. She is Executive Director of Chmela Fluency Center, a private fluency clinic in Buffalo Grove Illinois, presents extensively on the topic of childhood stuttering at local, national, and international levels, and has published practical clinical products for fluency therapy. Kristin has served the Stuttering Foundation as a collaborator on published videos for teachers, children who stutter and parents, and is senior author of The School-Age Child Who Stutters: Working Effectively with Attitudes and Emotions as well as Working With School-Age Children Who Stutter: Basic Principle Problem Solving. She taught as adjunct faculty for Northwestern University, provides ongoing consultation services for various school districts, and is Chair of the American Board of Fluency Disorders. Kristin’s personal experiences with stuttering have fueled her relentless passion for helping all children become the best communicators they can be.
June H. Campbell, M.A., CCC-SLP BCS-F, member of the initial cadre of Board Recognized Fluency Specialists, has devoted much of her career to providing services to individuals with fluency disorders and their families. She has been influential in developing differential evaluation and treatment procedures and in the training of graduate students and professionals. Ms. Campbell began her career as a school-based clinician, and continued as a lecturer and clinical supervisor for twenty-five years at Northwestern University, where she spearheaded the school-age stuttering program. She has presented at local, national, and international levels and currently works in private practice in Carmel, California. She co-founded and taught the initial two-week Specialist Workshop co-sponsored by The Stuttering Foundation and Northwestern University for eighteen years, co-authored Stuttering Therapy, Rationales and Procedures with Dr. Hugo Gregory, Diane Hill M.A. CCC-SLP and Carolyn Gregory, M.A. CCC-SLP.
Tom Chmela received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Education from Aurora College and his Masters of Education-Sports Administration from Eastern Illinois University. He has taught Physical Education at Evanston Township High School for thirty-three years, developing and implementing curriculum for Adaptive and Developmental Learning Programs, and instructing the Adventure Education Course, Junior Leadership and Senior Leader Programs. He holds a Certification in Adventure Education and has coached soccer for more than thirty-six years at the youth, high school, Elite Travel, and college levels. In addition to teaching, Tom is Founder and Co-Owner of Kits Sports Center, and has co-implemented workshops for children who stutter and their families incorporating a team building approach with his wife, Kristin.